2019 Event Pictures
Our New Venue
Starting this year in 2019 and continuing through to today (except when covid has stopped us), we will screen last year's best entries with a live audience on Saturday, February 2nd, in Tokyo, Japan, at the Hatchobori Zero One Building. In between showings of the top films, we will do Q&A's with attending filmmakers and ask the audience their opinions of the entries. We will have free coffee, free tea, and free snacks. In addition, by our notification date of January 31st, 2020, we will give a $100 cash prize to the Best Overall Film of the Year for 2019 (only one film will receive this, can be a short or a feature, the submitter must have PayPal to receive the $100 or we will have to give it to the runner up). We used to only be an online competition but we've changed now to have a live screening of the best award winners along with a nice cash prize. We reserve the right to omit a particular award if we didn't receive enough entries in that category or if none of the submissions met our high judging standards. If we deem it appropriate, additional categories of awards may be presented. All nominees and winners will have laurels sent to them in jpg file format. No certificates, medals, or trophies will be handed out in order to keep entry fees as affordable as possible but we do have a cash prize for the Best Overall Film of the Year as noted above.
Our Judging Process
With so many awards, you have more chances to win. Every four months (used to be every two months but we've changed now), we choose nominees and winners so filmmakers don't have to wait an entire year for results. This enables you to quickly build buzz for your project. Each entry is carefully evaluated for all our different categories of awards. Winners and nominees will be announced by the end of the following month after the final four-month deadline. For example, the results for Spring (entries submitted in January, February, March, and April) will be posted by May 31st. For the Summer deadline (entries submitted in May, June, July, and August), the results will be up by September 30th. For the Winter deadline (entries submitted in September, October, November, and December), the results will be posted by January 31st.
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